So Stoner you think Fedor is on the same par or higher than Rickson Gracie ?
Do you think Randy Couture could offer Fedor some competition ?
< Fedor vs Mirko .. how he outclassed mirko .. destroyed Mirko's will to fight in the ring if you ask me .. he walked into that ring & took one look @ Fedor & realized he wasn't even a contender .. Fedor shows so impeccably that training can only take you so far .. you have to have the heart of a warrior .. & that is about being able to defeat your own fear ..
< Fedor vs Lindland .. Fedor shows the grace of his art .. allowing his competitor to hang himself ..
The first question is extremely tough because I am a BJJ fighter myself and am very partial and bias towards that style. However, I would have to suck it up and say no one on the planet is on par with Emelianenko. He's basically undefeated. He does have 1 loss but that was from an illegal elbow to his forehead and it wouldn't stop bleeding so the doctor stopped it. Normally the illegal blow would result in a disqualification but this was a tournament so you have to have a winner and loser.
As for your second question, no, I don't think Couture could come close to Fedor. He's just too much. Relentless fighting style.
The closest I have ever seen Fedor coming to losing was against Fujita. Fujita rocked him with a vicious punch that wobbled him severely. That was the closest anyone has come to beating him.